This is a bibliography for critical work on William Golding, 2010–present. Do let us know of any omissions!
Books with references to Golding
Baker, Charley, Paul Crawford, Brian Brown, Maurice Lipsedge and Ronald Carter, Madness in Post-1945 British and American Fiction, Palgrave, 2010.
Benton, Michael, Towards a Poetics of Literary Biography. Palgrave, 2015.
Eagleton, Terry, On Evil. Yale University Press, 2010.
Etsy, Jed, Unseasonable Youth: Modernism, Colonialism and the Fiction of Development. Oxford University Press, 2012.
Hörschelmann, Kathrin, and Rachel Colls, eds, Contested Bodies of Childhood and Youth. Palgrave, 2010.
Learmonth, Eleanor, and Jenny Tabakoff, No Mercy: True Stories of Disaster, Survival and Brutality. Text Publishing, 2013.
Massie, Allan, The Novel Today: A Critical Guide to the British Novel 1970–1989. Routledge, first published 1990, ebook 2017.
Morrison, James V., Shipwrecked: Disaster and Transformation in Homer, Shakespeare, Defoe, and the Modern World. University of Michigan Press, 2014.
Pick, Anat, Creaturely Poetics: Animality and Vulnerability in Literature and Film. Columbia University Press, 2011.
Shippey, Tom, Hard Reading: Learning from Science Fiction. Liverpool University Press, 2016.
Whittle, Matthew, Post-war British Literature and the ‘End of Empire’. Palgrave, 2016.
Chapters in Books
Carmagnani, Paola, ‘Lord of the Flies: William Golding’s Realism and Peter Brook’s Cinematic “Reality”.’ In Carmen Concilio and Maria Festa, eds, Word and Image in Literature and the Visual Arts, Mimesis International, 2017.
Carver, Judy, ‘William Golding’s Mother.’ In Dale Salwak, ed, Writers and their Mothers, Palgrave, 2018.
Covino, Katharine, Anna Consalvo & Natalie Chase, ‘Identifying and Interrogating Toxic Masculinity in Lord of the Flies and The Chocolate War.’ In Paula Greathouse and Victor Malo-Juvera, eds, Young Adult and Canonical Literature: Pairing and Teaching, Rowman and Littlefield, 2021.
Gilmour, Rachael, ‘The Entropy of Englishness: Reading Empire’s Absence in the Novels of William Golding.’ In Rachael Gilmour and Bill Schwarz, eds, End of Empire and the English Novel Since 1945, Manchester University Press, 2011.
Herbrechter, Stefan, ‘The Other Human: On William Golding’s The Inheritors.’ In Stefan Herbrechter, Before Humanity: Posthumanism and Ancestrality, Brill, 2021.
Medcalf, Stephen ,’Bill and Mr Golding’s Daimon’. In Brian Cummings and Gabriel Josipovici, eds, The Spirit of England: Selected Essays of Stephen Medcalf, Routledge, 2010.
Mulhall, Stephen, ‘The Well Is Not the World: William Golding’s Sense of Reality in Darkness Visible.’ In Ana Falcato and Antonio Cardiello, eds, Philosophy in the Condition of Modernism, Palgrave, 2018.
Presley, Nicola, ‘ “Why Aren’t There More Women in your Books?” Ann and William Golding’. In Juliana Dresvina, ed, Thanks For Typing: Remembering Forgotten Women In History, Bloomsbury, 2021.
Reinfandt, Christopher, ‘William Golding, Darkness Visible.’ In Christopher Reinfandt, ed, Handbook of the English Novel of the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries, De Gruyter, 2017.
Samson, Barney, ‘Crossing the Sand: The Arrival on the Desert Island.’ In Johannes Riquet and Elizabeth Kollmann, eds, Spatial Modernities: Geography, Narrative, Imaginaries, Routledge, 2018.
Vashisht, Natasha W., ‘ “A secure but partly demented society”: Reconsidering Human Depravity in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies.’ In John J. Han, C. Clark Triplett and Ashley G. Anthony, eds, Worlds Gone Awry: Essays on Dystopian Fiction, McFarland, 2018.
Chang, Hawk, ‘Where Are the Women?: An Ecofeminist Reading of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies.’ CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture, 23, no. 3, 2021.
Chatterjee, Arnab, ‘William Golding’s Apocalyptic Vision in Lord of the Flies and Pincher Martin.’ Prague Journal of English Studies, 6, no. 1, 2017, pp. 45–56.
Chen, Cui, ‘The Child Savage: Rethinking the Eurocentric Rhetoric of Civilization in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies.’ Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, June 2020.
Clements, James, ‘ “The Thing in the Box”: William Golding’s “Miss Puckinhorn” as Apophatic Literature.’ Religion and Literature, 46, no. 1, 2014, pp. 93–115.
Danger, Joyanta, ‘Matty’s Burn Trauma in William Golding’s Darkness Visible.’ Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, IX, no. 2, 2017.
Ebeling, Melissa, ‘Organic Etiologies of Barbarism in Golding’s Lord of the Flies.’ The Explicator, 76, no.2, 2018, pp. 84–87.
Gibson, Marion, ‘Melting the Ice-Gods: The Creation and Destruction of Old and New Gods in British Fiction, 1880–1955.’ Prenature: Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural, 3, no.2, 2014, pp. 339–366.
Kendall, Tim, ‘William Golding’s Great Dream.’ Essays in Criticism, 68, no.4, 2018, pp. 466–487.
Mandala, Susan, ‘ “Listening” to the Neanderthals in William Golding’s The Inheritors: A sociopragmatic approach to fictional dialogue.’ Discourse, Context & Media, 23, 2017, pp. 62–69.
Mayborn, William C., ‘Where are the Grown-ups? Thinking about Anarchy in Lord of the Flies.’ Journal of Political Science Education, 2019.
Miyanaga, Ryuichiro, ‘Absence of Bikini, or the Cold War Boyology in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies.’ Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, 58, no. 5, 2017, pp. 498–508.
Naylor, Amanda, Nicholas McGuinn, Ghazal Shaikh, Zoltan Varga & Hege Emma Rimmereide, ‘”I lost the faith in humanity.” Using William Golding’s Lord of the Flies to explore ethical and moral issues through transnational, online literary exchange.’ Cambridge Journal of Education, 52, no. 2, 2021, pp. 137–153.
Pawlicki, Marek, ‘Analysing the Paradoxes of Confessional Narrative: An Interpretation of William Golding’s The Paper Men.’ Academic Journal of Modern Philology, 14, 2021, pp. 289–297.
Presley, Nicola, ‘A Buried Land and a Blazing Source: Ted Hughes and William Golding.’ The Ted Hughes Society Journal, 7, no.1, 2018, pp. 77–88.
Ralph, Iris, ‘Ecophobia and the Porcelain Porcine Species’. ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, 2018.
Titlestad, Michael, ‘This is not the way the world ends: Richard Hughes’s rejoinder to William Golding’s Lord of the Flies.’ Studia Neophilologica, 88, 2016, pp. 33–46.
Watt, Gary, ‘The Law of Dress in Lord of the Flies.’ Law and Humanities, 8, no. 2, 2015, pp. 174–191
Wilson, Eric, ‘Warring Sovereigns and Mimetic Rivals: On Scapegoats and Political Crisis in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies.’ Law and Humanities, 8, no. 2, 2015, pp. 147–173.